ACT Tips

If you’re anything like me, you probably haven’t studied for the upcoming ACT whatsoever. However, for all of you last minute crammers, here are some helpful tips:

General guidelines and prep materials:
The ACT website will send you a “real ACT prep guide” for a fee, albeit small. These are trustworthy and can give you an excellent idea of what to expect on the test.

Talk to your teachers. Math and science teachers have a pretty good idea of what kind of questions are on the test, so go to them and ask for some advice on what you should study.

Mrs. Cramer, along with various teachers, occasionally host ACT prep workshops after school or during the weekend. See Mrs. Cramer for more details.

Websites:
The ACT website actually offers some pretty helpful tips on how to do well on the test, including practice tests with questions similar to that of the actual test.
Visit the “prep” section of their website at http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/

There are some websites like http://www.prepme.com/ that offer personalized test prep for a fee, so if you’ve got the dough, go for it. These sites can be extremely helpful.

The Princeton Review website helps students find practice ACT tests near them, or online practice tests. http://www.princetonreview.com/college/free-act-practice-test.aspx

Before the test:
Make sure you get a good night’s sleep. This seems obvious and you’ve heard it a million times, but it’s probably the most important thing you can do the night before. Also, Starbucks.

Eat a breakfast that doesn’t consist solely of sugar and carbohydrates. Try a fresh smoothie or eggs and toast instead of your morning cocoa puffs.

Don’t forget:
1. A whole lot of pencils
2. Your calculator (with extra batteries)
3. An eraser
4. Chewing gum to help you stay awake
5. Your ACT ticket
6. Photo ID
7. Use the restroom BEFORE the test
8. LEAVE YOUR PHONE IN YOUR CAR.